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Khreshchatyk – city main street

Khreshchatyk is the main street of Kiev, Ukraine. The street has a length of 1.2 km. It stretches from the European Square (northeast) through the Maidan and to Bessarabska Square (southwest) where the Besarabsky Market is located. Along the street are located buildings of the Kiev City Administration which contains both the city’s council and the state administration, the Main Post Office, the Ministry of ...

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Grand duke – Yaroslav the Wise

Grand Duke - Yaroslav the Wise

Yaroslav the Wise – grand duke of Kiev, son of Vladimir Velikiy (Vladimir the Great). Age of Yaroslavl’s Mudriy reign became the age of the fullest flower of the Kievan Rus. In year 1036 he gained a magnificent victory over the pechenegs and thereby rescued Kievan Rus from their incursions. ...

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Golden Gates in Kiev

Golden Gates - main entrance to Kiev in 11 century

Golden Gates was the main gate in the 11th-century fortifications of Kiev, the capital of Kiev Rus’. It was named in imitation of the Golden Gate of Constantinople. The structure was dismantled in the Middle Ages, leaving few vestiges of its existence. It was completely rebuilt by the Soviet authorities in 1982, though no images ...

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Babi Yar – Jewish place of sorrow

Babi Yar must be the most sorrowful place in Kiev. To perpetuate the memory of those killed, mainly Jews, in 1941, 29-30 September, 2 monuments were erected: one of them is soviet, the other, erected in 1991, commemorates the memory of 33,770 executed Jews. A large Peace Centre has opened ...

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